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The Coal Creek Literary Festival is on this weekend - Saturday October 4


Coal Creek Community Park & Museum

South Gippsland Highway


This is a great chance to meet two of our popular authors

Patricia Sykes, author of The Abbotsford Mysteries
Her reading: The Abbotsford Mysteries: The poetry and architecture of an institution
Time: 2.15pm

Patricia Sykes is a poet and librettist. Her poems have won the John Shaw Neilson, Tom Collins, and Newcastle Poetry Prizes. Wire Dancing, her first collection, was commended in the Anne Elder and Mary Gilmore awards. Her second, Modewarre – home ground, was shortlisted for the Judith Wright Award. In 2006 she was Asialink writer in residence, Malaysia. Patricia has collaborated with Australian composer Liza Lim on Mother Tongue (for soprano and 15 instruments) and The Navigator (opera), nominated in the Green Room and Helpmann awards. Performances of these works include Brisbane Bicentennial Arts Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Huddersfield International Contemporary Music Festival (UK) Festival d’Automne (Paris) MaerzMusik (Berlin) and the Chekhov Theatre Festival (Moscow).

Lara Fergus, author of My Sister Chaos 

Sisters in Chaos:Cartography, art, and finding the way home

TIme: 3.15pm



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